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Christiana Figueres

Internationally recognised thought leader on World climate change, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and speaker.


Christiana Figueres is an internationally renowed thought leader on global climate change thought leader. She was also the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010 to 2016. Christiana is currently the convener of Mission 2020.


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Christiana Figueres speaker, talks about "The inside story of the Paris climate agreement" | TED 2016

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About Christiana Figueres


Christiana Figueres is an internationally renowed leader on world climate change, author and speaker.

She was also the Executive Secretary for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010 to 2016. Christiana successfully directed the Conferences of the Parties in Cancun 2010, Durban 2011, Doha 2012, Warsaw 2013, Lima 2014 that culminated in the historical 2015 Paris Agreement.

Christiana is currently the convener of Mission 2020 which is a global initiative on greenhouse gas emissions with an objective to protect the most vulnerable from the worst impacts of climate change. She is also the Vice Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors, Climate Leader for the World Bank, Distinguished Fellow of Conversation International, Board member of the Climate Works and the World Resources Institute, member of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health and member of the Leadership Council of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

She started her political career as the Minister Counselor at the Costa Rican Embassy in Bonn Germany in 1982. Christiana was also the Director of Renewable Energy in the Americas (REIA).

She has a masters degree in Anthropology from the London School of Economics and a certificate in Organisational Development from Georgetown University.

Christiana also speaks English, Spanish and German.

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Global Climate Change

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Books By Christiana Figueres


The Dawn of Climate-Friendly Air Travel (2016)

The Power of Policy: Reinforcing the Paris Trajectory, Global Policy Vol 7, Issue (2016)

Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor Assessing the needs and attractiveness of low-carbon investments in G20 countries (2016)

Putting the world on a 2-1.5 degrees C pathway (2016)

Fast-Tracking Climate Action (2016)

Investors Have a Big Opportunity for Accelerating Clean Energy (2016)

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